Quarry from Brooklyn Tweed
Quarry
Brooklyn Tweed
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
200 yards
(183 meters)
100 grams
(3.53 ounces)
3.0 to 3.5 sts
= 1 inch
US 10 - 11 or 6 - 8mm
100% Wool - Targhee-Columbia
Woolen-Spun 3-Ply Mock Twist
  • Care:
  • Dry Flat, Hand Wash
  • Color:
  • Heathered
  • Construction:
  • Unspun
  • Drafting method:
  • Woolen spun
  • Ply:
  • 3-ply
  • Put up:
  • Winding required
  • Dyed: United States

Quarry is a chunky brother to Shelter and Loft inspired by roving-style “unspun” yarns, offered in pillowy 100-gram skeins. We begin with three strands of the same lofty, woolen-spun Targhee-Columbia fleece, but rather than twisting the individual plies we nestle them together and gently spin the whole trio. The result is a plump yarn that looks like a single ply and has greater tensile strength and stitch definition than a true unspun yarn. Quarry has a soft and rustic hand; since we never subject our wool to harsh chemical scouring, you’ll find the occasional fleck of vegetable matter that remains as evidence of the sheep’s life on the Wyoming rangeland. The yarn’s one-directional twist may cause it to twirl between the needles and the ball while you’re knitting, but the fabric will be well balanced with no biasing. Quarry knits will bloom to become cohesive and supple after a wet blocking. You shouldn’t notice any change in gauge. This yarn loves to cable and beautifully renders all kinds of textural stitch work. Despite its soft structure, it can be worked at looser gauges without loss of integrity to the fabric. We think it’s ideal for sweaters, coats, blankets, and cozy accessories.

Quarry is offered in a new palette of fifteen heathered colors. The structure of this yarn blends the hues in a slightly striated way, reminding us of geological formations, so we gave each color the name of a mineral or gemstone.

Please see BT’s tips for working with Quarry, available here.

Watch how Quarry is made at https://www.brooklyntweed.com/woolen-and-worsted-yarns/

popular colorways

Alabaster

30 stashed

80 projects

Citrine

79 stashed

201 projects

Flint

80 stashed

160 projects

Fossil

6 stashed

13 projects

Garnet

78 stashed

162 projects

Geode

192 stashed

362 projects

Granite

73 stashed

196 projects

Gypsum

119 stashed

322 projects

Hematite

196 stashed

382 projects

Lapis

91 stashed

185 projects

Lazulite

208 stashed

386 projects

Moonstone

268 stashed

545 projects

Obsidian

140 stashed

293 projects

Sandstone

101 stashed

232 projects

Serpentine

118 stashed

280 projects

Slate

164 stashed

353 projects

Sulphur

122 stashed

263 projects